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“When I’m working on a problem, I never think about its beauty, I just think about how to solve the problem, but when I finish it, if the solution is not beautiful, I know it’s wrong.”

Richard Buckminster Fuller

Architectural Elements Gallery on Granite Bay Graphic Design

Above: Quadripartite vaults formed by the intersection of two barrels; underpitch or Welsh vault (arches spring from the same level, but with incomplete intersection); Segmented vault with equal or unequal components; A segmented main vault intersected by by a semicircular transverse vault.


A curved member that is used to span an opening and to support loads from above.


A construction having a central vault intersected by vaults of lower pitch.


A rib vault which is divided into four sections by two diagonal ribs.


A fixture or architectural feature set or built in a recess in the surrounding wall or surface.